Saturday 27th January 2:30pm - 4:30pm

Aromatherapy and Nutrition for Immunity

with Emily Somers and Colette Somers

Strengthening our natural defences is becoming more important than ever, with the recent emergence of Covid-19, together with a number of new viruses and bacteria. Stress, lack of sleep, poor nutrition together with cold weather provides plenty of challenges to our immune system at this time of year.

In this interactive and informative workshop we will be looking at two key components that can help boost our immunity and fight infections;

Aromatherapy can strengthen our immune system, making us more resilient to disease. We will explore which essential oils can help us fight specific illnesses and the side effects that accompany them. In addition, we will learn how to improve sleep and manage stress with aromatherapy to ensure that you remain healthy and disease free.

Nutrition plays an essential role in the regulation of our immune response. 70% of our immune system resides in our gastrointestinal tract, meaning that supporting our gut through nutrition is vital. Using the latest scientific research, discover the relationship between the immune system and nutrition, with a specific focus on the gut microbiome. We will also discuss the key micronutrients and science behind our immune system.

Photo of the workshop teacher, Emily Somers

Meet Emily

Hi, my name's Emily, I believe that everyone’s bodies are different, and we should be treated as individuals. Therefore, a personalised approach is key, together with the use of the latest research and evidence to see improvements in your health long-term. I aim to provide a holistic approach to health, focusing on many aspects of your wellbeing, such as exercise, nutrition, and other lifestyle-related health behaviours to create sustainable long-term habits.

I hold a degree in Sports and Exercise Medical Science, a 200hr Vinyasa and Hatha Yoga Teacher Training qualification and will complete my MSc in Human Nutrition (AfN accredited) in September. I have a particular interest in sports nutrition, combining my experience from my qualifications to form personalised nutrition plans and lifestyle advice to suit your requirements. When not studying, you can find Emily at New Energy Yoga on Reception, paddle-boarding, open water swimming or drinking coffee!

Photo of the workshop teacher, Colette Somers

Meet Colette

Colette is a complementary therapist who specialises in Aromatherapy. She trained at the London School of Aromatherapy from 1993-5 and shortly afterwards set up her own practice in Winchester, where she sees a large number of clients with a diverse range of issues. She has a particular interest in aromatherapy and cancer care and following training at the Royal Marsden Hospital she also works as a therapist for Winchester Hospice and a cancer support charity in Romsey.